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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
By United Press International
Subpoenas issued in N.J. legislative probe of bridge lane closures

Subpoenas issued in N.J. legislative probe of bridge lane closures

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A New Jersey legislative panel issued 20 subpoenas Thursday for documents in its investigation of the apparent political-payback bridge lane-closure scandal.
N.J. lawmakers hire special prosecutor in bridge scandal

N.J. lawmakers hire special prosecutor in bridge scandal

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday former U.S. prosecutor Reid Schar will serve as special counsel for an investigation into the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
By United Press International
Court hears ex-Gov. Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

Court hears ex-Gov. Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A judge hearing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction Friday asked if Dwight Eisenhower should have gone to prison as well.
Rod Blagojevich appeal is 'extraordinary'

Rod Blagojevich appeal is 'extraordinary'

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich hoped to convince a federal appeals court to reconsider his corruption conviction for trying to sell the Senate seat of then-president-elect Barack Obama, but prosecutors aren't having it.
Gabrielle Levy
Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors urged an appeals court to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his conviction on bribery and fraud charges.
Prosecutors seek at least 28 years for Kwame Kilpatrick

Prosecutors seek at least 28 years for Kwame Kilpatrick

DETROIT, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors, saying former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's corruption cost Detroit millions of dollars, Thursday asked for a sentence of 28 years or more.
The Issue: Political corruption

The Issue: Political corruption

Illinois has a long tradition of sending politicians to prison -- congressmen, governors, local politicians, Republicans, Democrats -- it's all good.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Deb Mell, Chicago alderman's daughter, succeeds her father in office

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- Deb Mell, ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sister-in-law, Wednesday replaced her father Richard Mell, as alderman on the Chicago City Council.
Blagojevich team files appeal of conviction, prison term

Blagojevich team files appeal of conviction, prison term

CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- In an appeal, lawyers for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued the trial judge's evidentiary rulings favored prosecutors, among other things.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Ill. House OKs eliminating lieutenant governor position

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 12 (UPI) -- The Illinois House approved and sent to the Senate a measure that would ask the voters whether the office of lieutenant governor should be eliminated.
Axelrod signs deal for autobiography

Axelrod signs deal for autobiography

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- David Axelrod, the political strategist who helped propel U.S. President Barack Obama to the White House, is writing a memoir, his publisher said.
Lawyer: Blagojevich is optimistic

Lawyer: Blagojevich is optimistic

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 15 (UPI) -- After one year in prison, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is optimistic his conviction will be overturned, a lawyer said Friday.

Illinois settles with SEC on fraud claim

CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- Illinois agreed to a Securities and Exchange Commission's order to stop violating securities laws arising from allegations of fraud on state pension finances.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday. Feb. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Former Ill. governor released from prison

Former Ill. governor released from prison

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was freed from a federal prison in Indiana Wednesday and will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his home.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Jackson reported talking to prosecutors

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is in plea discussions regarding his alleged misuse of campaign funds, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.
Jackson under investigation

Jackson under investigation

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office finances, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday.
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